Improving the speed and the performance of your computer is simple with PC Tune-Up. This registry repair software provides a basic feature set with the tools you need to improve your PC and get it running like new. PC Tune-Up features a user-friendly interface that anyone can use. This application does not offer a large selection of registry-cleaning tools, which is a drawback. It also does not provide the best scan results compared to other software packages. However, PC Tune-Up has the power, the tools and the simplicity to create some improvements on your PC.
PC Tune-Up provides a few registry-cleaning tools to help clean and maintain your computer’s registry. Most of these tools are very basic and are found in almost every registry repair application. A few of these tools include checking for invalid DLLs, help files, application paths and fonts. This application is missing several advanced tools, such as those that are capable of deleting empty registry keys, checking interface types and removing duplicate files. This registry repair software also does not check for any hidden software or files, including viruses, malware and spyware.
PC Tune-Up makes up for its lack of registry-cleaning tools by offering a large selection of application-cleaning features. These tools clean the entire computer and look for areas that could be adjusted to improve the computer’s overall performance. This includes scanning the system for invalid shortcuts, cleaning up the internet history and settings and managing the startup menu.
PC Tune-Up does a great job at backing up, application cleaning, registry cleaning and defragging. It even has a shortcut button that will run the whole process for you. The first section of this software quickly backs up your registry to any point you desire, and we like that the interface gives you dropdown menu choices.
The second step quickly scans your system for common errors. The scan is fast and shows a status bar and each section is marked “done” as it completes. In the third section, you can easily pick which errors you want fixed from an organized list. Each item has a severity rating and it clearly shows you where the error is.
The fourth section is the defrag portion of the software. Here you can instruct the application to defrag your hard drive. After this is done, it displays an easy-to-understand report that shows user data, cleared block and fragmented block, as well as the percentage of improvement.
Besides the four steps, PC Tune-Up also offers the option to optimize or protect. The optimize section can be set to free up extra memory so your computer will run faster. This may especially be useful to those whose computers are RAM deficient. The protect section can be used to protect your computer from ActiveX programs used to communicate between applications. You may or may not want to use this option; some ActiveX components may be used to run software that you want to run, such as toolbar additions or ads that you actually want to see.
You do not have to know what a registry is to use this software. It walks you through the four steps of backing up, scanning, repairing and defragging the registry easily and quickly; there is very little room for error. The shortcut button option will perform all processes for you, so you don’t have to know anything about the registry to use this application. We don’t think this software could be simpler or easier to use.
However, PC Tune-Up may be too streamlined for advanced users who desire a more hands-on approach. When you first set up the software, it does offer some customization options for advanced users; otherwise, most operations only require a few clicks and offer few choices.
We were a bit underwhelmed with this product when it comes to support. This registry repair software does not have embedded support. If you want to reach a representative, telephone support is the only option available. There is no email address, live chat support or user manual available.
We enjoyed the simplicity of this software and the one-click cleaning and repairing option for those that just want this necessary process done automatically. Generally, we are pleased with the performance of this software. The only area we would really like to see improved is customer support. Even though this PC Tune-Up is easy to use, we would like to see more documentation and perhaps email or chat support. Overall, this is a good option for a simple registry-cleaning solution that requires little effort on your part.
A shortcut option will perform the entire cleaning and repairing process for you, which is beneficial for registry repair beginners.
PC Tune-Up lacks several registry-cleaning tools, including the ability to check for hidden files or software, delete empty registry keys and remove duplicate files.
PC Tune-Up is basic registry repair software that lacks many bells and whistles but still improves your computer’s performance.